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Modern Magic at Versailles by Olafar Elliasson

Whilst we are dreaming about 17th century Versailles – something entirely magical is happening in 21st century Versailles. Each year the Palace (of Versailles) holds an exhibition on its grounds by a major contemporary artist – this year Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson – best known for bringing a colossal sun into Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for […] Read more…

New Show! BBC 2 Versailles

Versailles anyone? Based on life in the French Court during Louis XIV’s reign and his strategy for strengthening his hold on the country by the moving of political stronghold from Paris to the then tiny village of Versailles. The show’s luscious production reportedly cost 20 million, was partly shot in shot in the staterooms, bedrooms and gardens […] Read more…

5 Star Luxury at Limewood

The month before Christmas, with our babysitter [my mum] rudely on holiday for what seemed like forever and us holding our eyes open with matchsticks, the three of us [including toddler] threw our cares to the wind and checked into heaven on earth – Lime Wood in the New Forest. A 5 Star Babington House-esque boutique […] Read more…

Must See: The Fabric of India

London has been abuzz with the newest and grandest opening at the V&A Museum this month  – The Fabric of India – the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century. A succession of celebrations have marked the opening of the […] Read more…

A Town Called Cold Spring

During our trip to the East Coast we packed in visits with a lot of friends from Central Park to Bushwick to the East Village and it seemed that the buzzword of the moment was ‘Upstate’. The hipster crown were all either planning long weekends ‘Upstate’, had just come from fabulous restorative getaways ‘Upstate’ or had friends […] Read more…

A Weekend in the Hamptons!

Exactly one month ago, my little family and I set sail for our first big summer holiday to New York and the Hamptons! Visiting the Hamptons has always been a dream of mine [even before the Kardashian’s graced it with their presence]. Historically the summer playgrounds for many American presidents and first ladies – Jackie […] Read more…

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